Mental Health Services
Child & Family Services offers comprehensive mental health and child welfare services to children, adults, families and those with special needs.
Services are available at our centrally located headquarters in Hyannis and throughout Cape Cod with our home based and outreach services model. Treatment in the home, school or community is provided when clinically appropriate or when lack of transportation creates an impediment to accessing needed services.
Child & Family’s highly specialized, experienced and culturally sensitive staff are deeply committed to serving each consumer with compassion and respect while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.
Specialized Services and Programs
Serving children 15 or younger who are victims of serious physical abuse, sexual assault and/or witnessed family violence and their non-offending family members. Cape Net provides individual, family and group counseling, support, case management and linkages to other appropriate community services. The program is provided at no cost to children and their families.
Community Training and Workshops
Child & Family Services is available to provide training and workshops to teachers, social workers and the community at large on a variety of human service topics.
Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents
Working closely with juvenile probation, Department of Social Services and residential programs on the Cape, Child & Family’s clinical staff provide intervention services to high-risk youth and their caretakers.
Parent Mentor is a comprehensive educational and advocacy program for families referred by the Department of Social Services. Parent Mentors work with families to learn new and better ways of coping with the challenges of every day life. The focus of the program is to strengthen families at risk for child abuse or neglect. To bring about constructive change, Parent Mentors use a range of methods that include support, guidance, instruction and treatment. The goal is to keep children with their families in order to spare them the trauma of separation and loss.
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Specialized Adoption Services
Child & Family Services, Inc. offers adoption and post-adoption services provided through our office in Fall River.
Adoption Journeys in Massachusetts is a statewide Post Adoption support program of Child & Family Services. We are funded and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families. Our staff includes licensed social workers, counselors, child welfare and human services workers, and adoptive parents. Adoption Journeys is based on an understanding not only of the joys and challenges adoptive families face but also of the strengths and resources families have to cope with these challenges. Adoption Journeys is designed to support adoptive families in exploring and understanding their strengths, resources, and needs.
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Our staff provide clinical specialized assessments for the Department of Social Services on trauma, sexual abuse, parenting, fire setting and sexual offending.
Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs.
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Outreach & Community Counseling
Child & Family’s outreach programs provide support and assistance to children and families. Clinicians provide home-based counseling for clients who are unable to leave their home. Therapists work with clients in school, residential, and employment settings.
In-Home Therapy is a structured, consistent, strengths-based therapeutic relationship between professional staff and identified youths and families. Its purpose is to treat youths’ emotional and behavioral health needs, improve families’ ability to provide effective support and promote healthy family function. The treatment team, comprised of a licensed clinician, youth case worker, family and youth, develops treatment and safety plans based on the family’s identified needs and goals. The In-Home Therapy approach applies established psycho-therapeutic techniques in intensive family therapy, supplemented by the case worker’s one-on-one contact with the youth, to implement focused interventions. It emphasizes behavioral techniques and encourages development of natural supports to strengthen the family and youth so that therapeutic goals might be met and sustained after team involvement has ended.
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Child & Family Services | Cape Cod
100 Independence Drive, Unit 8
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel: (508) 778-1839 / (800) 576-9444
Fax: (508) 775-1245
Child & Family Services | Lower Cape Cod Outreach Office
466 Main Street (Route 28)
Harwich Port, MA 02646
Tel: 1 (800) 576-9444
Fax: (508) 775-1245